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How to Run Comparison Reports

This document provides the highlights of how to run object- and source-comparison reports.  For more details about the various parameters, please refer to the MDXREF User Guide.

Note: Parameters suggested here are for initial comparisons during implementation.  

Object Comparison Report

This report provides a comparison between any two libraries, either on the same system or on another system, where MDCMS is loaded and MDXREF processes have run.

Note: If you are running this report as part of a pre-implementation process prior to being live with MDCMS, you will want to refresh MDXREF prior to running the report.

From Green Screen:

  • MDCMS
  • Option 7 – MDXREF

or

  • MDXREF
  • F10 – Reports
  • Option 1 – Object Library Comparison

Parameters:

  • Basis Library: The library on the system where you are running the report
  • Compare to library: The library you want to compare to. This can be the same library name if the location is different.
  • Location: Use if your compare-to library is on another partition
  • Comparison Type: 2
  • Compare source Date: N

Source Comparison Report

This report will show you differences between source members, and provides a comparison between any two libraries, either on the same system or on another system, where MDCMS is loaded and MDXREF processes have run.

Note: If you are running this report as part of a pre-implementation process prior to being live with MDCMS, you will want to refresh your MDXREF prior to reunning the report again.

Green Screen

  • MDCMS
  • Option 7 – MDXREF

or

  • MDXREF
  • F10 – Reports
  • Option 2 – Source Library Comparison

Parameters:

    • Basis Library: The library on the system where you are running the report
    • Compare to library: The library you want to compare to, this can be the same library name if the location is different.
    • Location: Use if your compare-to library is on another partition
    • Comparison Type: 2
    • Include when Same: N